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By Robert Morgan

A new assortment from the awardwinning poet and writer of the bestselling novel Gap Creek

In the phrases of Poetry magazine, Robert Morgan’s poems “shine with attractiveness that transcends locale.” The paintings in his most up-to-date assortment, rooted in his local Blue Ridge Mountains, explores the mysteries and tensions of relations and youth, the splendors and hidden dramas of the flora and fauna, and the agriculture that helps all tradition. Morgan’s voice is lively and distinctive, commencing doorways for the reader, discovering unforeseen photographs and connections. The poems succeed in past surfaces, to the unusual forces inside of atoms, our genes, our background, and outward to the farthest activities of galaxies, the darkish strength we can't clarify yet realize in our bones and blood, in our private thoughts and mind's eye.

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This has not stopped proponents of either fuel from vociferously arguing their unique advantage, and pushing for FFVs based exclusively on their favored product. To date, the more effective faction in this debate has been the ethanol group, backed as it is by the powerful farm lobby. Given this political support, and no decisive technical argument in favor of methanol, the question might well be asked: Why not just go with the stronger side and implement an exclusively ethanol/gasoline FFV economy?

A large portion of the money now going to the Middle East would instead go to the United States and Canada, with much of the rest going to Brazil and other tropical agricultural nations. This would reverse our trade deficit, improve conditions in the third world, and cause a global shift in world economic power in favor of the West. By promoting agriculture, flexible-fueled vehicles also act as global cooling agents. Plants draw carbon dioxide (C0 ) out of the atmosphere. They increase water evaporation, and the water vapor thus produced transports heat from the earth's surface to the upper atmos­ phere, where most of it is released into space.

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